Dartmouth has completed a seven-year, $1.3 billion fundraising campaign that has moved the curriculum into emerging fields of study, increased student scholarships, and provided faculty and students with the facilities and tools to do their best work. A total of 65,174 alumni, parents, friends, faculty, students, staff, and organizations participated in the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, including 70 percent of alumni.
“The campaign was an investment in the enduring attributes of Dartmouth that attracted me to this place—a personalized educational experience, commitment to providing all students the means to aspire to a Dartmouth education, and an experience that equips students with the ability to develop expertise throughout their lives and contribute to the betterment of society,” says President Jim Yong Kim.
Ed Haldeman ’70, chair of the Board of Trustees, says, “We celebrate the many ways Dartmouth has been enhanced by our generous donors in this campaign and recognize that these achievements do not reverse the negative impact of our endowment losses.”
The institution-wide campaign began July 1, 2002, launched publicly November 13, 2004, and closed as planned on December 31, 2009. It was the largest fundraising effort in Dartmouth’s history and supported the strategic goals of President Emeritus James Wright.
Brad Evans ’64; Peter Fahey ’68, Thayer ’70; and Steve Mandel ’78 co-chaired the campaign and led the 20-member Campaign Executive Committee. Russ Carson ’65 was a co-chair during the nucleus phase. Co-chairs of the professional schools’ campaigns were:
Dozens of alumni and parents played crucial volunteer roles raising annual gifts.
Last Updated: 2/1/10